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Christmas Is for Caring fundraiser, benefiting residents of the Denton State Supported Living Center, starts Monday and runs through Friday. The center’s Volunteer Services Council and KRLD-AM raise money for gifts for residents and other needs. Call 214-219-1080; mail a check to the Denton State Supported Living Center, Attn: Christmas Is for Caring, P.O. Box 368, Denton, TX 76201-0368; visit; or make a $10 donation by texting “CIFC” to 20222.

Denton County MHMR Center’s Holiday Helping Hands Tree, with wish lists of clients in need, at the Denton location, 2519 Scripture St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wrapped gifts, gift cards or monetary donations are needed by Dec. 9. Donations can be made by check to Denton County MHMR Center, P.O. Box 2346, Denton, TX 76202, Attn: Deana Wesley. Contact Wesley at 940-565-5282 or

Shiloh Field, the community garden at Denton Bible Church, is in need of volunteers to help plant, tend and harvest crops to feed families in need. Contact Gene Gumfory at 940-367-0221 or

VNA Ann’s Haven “Light Up a Life” tree, honoring the memory of family members and friends, Monday through Dec. 21 in the J.C. Penney Court at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. A paper dove bearing the name of an honoree can be placed on the tree for a donation of $15 or more. Visit between 2 and 6 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, call 940-349-5900 or e-mail

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